Transit ballot measures continue to grow as a source of revenue for community investment, complementing other funding sources supporting transit investment. The experience of recent transit campaigns provides a wealth of knowledge and lessons-learned transferable to other elections. The workshop will explore the messages, strategies and tactics that make the difference in transit referenda as well as state and local legislative initiatives.
December 15-17, 2019
May 21-23, 2017
June 1-3, 2015
Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 23 – 26, 2013
June 20 – 22, 2011
St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, November 5, 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET Public transportation advocates and practitioners closely watched the November 3 elections for a number of key reasons. The presidential election and makeup of the United States House of Representatives and Senate and which party will be in the majority is at stake. The final outcome will directly affect the public transportation agenda in the critical years ahead. At the local level, voters have decided several high-profile transit ballot measures and the community investments they will bring. Speakers will report up-to-the-minute information in all areas, key campaign messages, and the specific implications on public transportation
The Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference is the only national conference exclusively devoted to understanding transportation ballot measures and providing concrete advice on how to win. In 2017, the conference was hosted to Seattle, Washington, a city that enjoys a strong history of local investment in public transportation.
CFTE conducts the biennial Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference to bring together transit agencies, local officials, transportation supporters, advocates, and ballot measure campaign professionals to discuss the latest information on transportation ballot measures. Conference sessions offer insights into recent elections and key trends shaping campaigns. Sessions are interactive and provide extensive case studies. TIC is an excellent opportunity for networking and practical learning.
Join us to discuss how transit faired at the ballot box this year and what the key lessons learned were.
Fast facts, where to find them, and how to use them
Transportation for America and the Center for Transportation Excellence invite you to this special half day event about state and local transportation funding campaigns at the ballot box and beyond.
Investing in multiple active transportation projects to improve the community
Moving from key stakeholders to a broad coaltion of support